Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 10AM to 5PM
Beneath the canopy of century-old oaks aside Lake Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Lions will once again host the Annual Festival of the Arts, which for over a third of a century has been held in late August in the Village of Glen Ellyn. Founded by the Jaycees as a community service event, and one of the most respected and longest running juried fine arts shows in the Midwest, the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts has become a favorite of fine artists, a magnet to the community for shoppers, and a key contributor to the attraction and quality of life in Glen Ellyn.
In 2004, the Glen Ellyn Lions club stepped in to organize and manage this event to keep it non-profit and independent. Recently, Community Bank - Wheaton/Glen Ellyn stepped in to become a partner in its success and growth as a charitable event.
While the Festival of the Arts has remained one of the lowest cost shows to produce due to its independence, it has never been possible to mount without the generous help and cooperation of the businesses and art patrons of Glen Ellyn and the surrounding communities.
In addition to hosting fine artists in all media, the Arts Fest has also presented each year a showcase of the lively arts ranging from local students to seasoned professionals in choral, big band, jazz, folk, classical, dance and theatre. A variety of activities are also provided for children to challenge their abilities and enhance their love of art, while allowing their parents the opportunity to browse the artists’ booths. There is also opportunity for a variety of food vendors so no one has to go hungry while on the Festival grounds.
ORIGINAL wood, fibre, graphics, photography, jewelry, pottery, painting, sculpture
Jurying Fee $25.00. Booth Fee $200.00